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Traffic deaths hit 300

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is en route to nearly 400 traffic deaths this year, so the Public Safety Department plans a Halloween drunken driving crackdown this weekend.

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The drunken driving enforcement period follows the state reaching the 300-death mark earlier this week. The highway death toll is running at the same pace as a year ago, when 395 people died.

Seven people died and 27 were seriously hurt in drunken driving Halloween weekend accidents a year ago.

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